BWF World Championship 2022: Chirag Shetty-Satwiksai Raj Rankireddy in quarterfinals

Image Source : Twitter (@PBLINDIALIVE) BWF World Championships 2022: Chirag Shetty and Satwiksai Raj Rankireddy in the quarterfinals with a dominating victory over Jeppe and Lasse

Highlight

  • Satwik and Chirag beat Jeppe and Lasse 21-12, 21-10
  • Satwik and Chirag have now entered the quarterfinals of the BWF World Championship 2022
  • The pair of Satwik and Chirag won the gold medal at the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

BWF World Championships: Following their new exploits at the recent Commonwealth Games hosted by Birmingham, Indian shuttlers have dominated the BWF World Championships, which is being hosted by Tokyo. The Indian badminton contingent had won six gold medals, including three gold medals, in the latest edition of the Commonwealth Games. The Indian team is now eyeing a World Championship medal and would like to put on a thrilling performance that will help them clinch the title.

Even before Team India reached Tokyo, star shuttler PV Sindhu withdrew from the tournament due to a stress fracture in her left leg, which she sustained at the multi-nation sporting event. Sindhu could be seen in pain and has now decided to pull out of the tournament and give herself some time to recover. PV Sindhu’s exit from the tournament puts a huge burden on the likes of Saina Nehwal in women’s singles, with Lakshya Sen and Kidambi Srikanth touted as the favorites and India’s top bets to win a medal in the current tournament.

India’s Satwiksai Raj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty walked the court on Wednesday, August 24, 2022, as they were seen participating in the Round 32 clash of the BWF World Championship 2022 match. Coming back to the 2018 Commonwealth Games, it was the pairing of Rankireddy and Shetty who helped India earn a historic gold medal in the mixed team event at the 2018 Goldcoast Commonwealth Games, where they also won a men’s doubles silver. Scripting new pages in history, Rankireddy and Shetty earned themselves the credit of becoming the first Indian doubles pair to win the BWF World Tour as they won the Thailand Open and overcame the Chinese pair of Li Junhui and Liu Yuchen in the final. .

When they arrived for the 2019 French Open, they lost in the final to Li Junhui and Liu Yuchen. The pair were also part of the Indian team that registered a historic Thomas Cup win earlier this year and later won a gold medal at the recently concluded Commonwealth Games 2022, Birmingham. They managed to beat England’s Ben Lane and Sean Wendy 21-15 and 21-13 to make it look like a one-sided struggle.

The Indian contingent’s hopes will rest on the pairing of Chirag Shetty and Satwiksai Raj Rankireddy and they are expected to continue to beat the opposition and cement India’s position in the ongoing BWF World Championships, 2022.

Full Schedule for BWF World Championships 2022

August 22: Round of 64
August 23: Round of 64 and Round of 32
August 24: Round of 32
August 25: Round of 16
August 26: Quarterfinals
August 27: Semifinals
August 28: Finals

Indian team for BWF World Championship
Men’s Couple:
Chirag Shetty/Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, Manu Attri/B Sumeeth Reddy, Krishna Prasad Garaga/Vishnuvardhan Goud Panjula, MR Arjun/Dhruv Kapila

Women’s Couple: Tresa Jolly/Gayatri Gopichand, Ashwini Ponnappa/N Sikki Reddy, Ashwini Bhat/Shikha Gautam, Pooja Dandu/Sanjana Santosh

mixed doubles: Ishaan Bhatnagar/Tanisha Krasto and Venkat Gaurav Prasad/Juhi Devang

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